For an international audience reawakening to the influence of Chicago house during the 1990s, Curtis A. Jones acted as quite a renaissance leader. Besides donning his straightahead house guise Cajmere and a flamboyant, neon-haired acid-house alter-ego named Green Velvet for several of the most memorable underground house tracks of the decade (including "Preacher Man," "Answering Machine" "Brighter Days" and "Flash"), Jones helmed the two most respected labels in the new school of Chicago house, Cajual and Relief.
The name 'Cicada' refers to more than one band. The first Cicada:
Member Since: 12/19/2005
Band Website: www.cicadamusic.com
Band Members: Aaron Gilbert, Alex Payne, Heidrun Bjornsdottir. Imagine Blondie jamming with Can, New Order and The Sugarcubes, The Cocteau Twins and Slowdive adding the sonics, with Daft Punk and Quincy Jones at the controls of Paisley Parks mixing desk - the result might sound everything and nothing like Cicada. With a series of critically acclaimed singles under its belt, one of the most talked about electronic bands in the UK is about to release its debut album.
There are 3 artists with this name.
1. An electropop/R&B duo
2. An English anarcho-punk group
3. A Danish electronica group (1) The System were electropop/R&B duo David Frank and Mic Murphy.
The duo recorded their biggest hit "Don't Disturb This Groove" in 1987 and later that decade featured another notable track entitled "Coming To America" as featured in the movie of the same name. "You Are In My System" was another hit from the band. and they also worked as producers for acts like Chaka Khan ('I Feel For You'), Phil Collins ('Sussudio') and Mtume ('Juicy Fruit').
Grips & Tonic is the new rap project of J.J. Peters (Of Deez Nuts and I Killed The Prom Queen) and Louie Knuxx. Their debut album "Want Some, Get Some" was released in June on Stomp Records. They've dropped a new mixtape in 2010, it's called Songs To Fuck Your Hand To and is available to download on their myspace. www.myspace.com/gripsntonic
Kava Kava have notched up tours of the USA, China and all over Europe including Glastonbury Festival, Sziget Festival, SXSW Festival, Marktrock Festival, Trutnov Festival, Beijing Midi Festival and their music has been featured in a number of films and TV shows including Dirt (3 songs, series 2), Boys & Girls Guide To Getting Down, John From Cincinnati, LA Riding Club and Golden Globe award–winning TV series Weeds and played by tastemaker DJs such as Sat Bisla and Nic Harcourt from KCRW
(1) Danny (Daniel Gabriel Alessandro Saucedo Grzechowski) (born 25 February 1986 in Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden) is a Swedish singer who has released 2 albums: 'Heart.Beats' and 'Set your body free', the latter of which includes the single 'Radio' which stayed at the top of the Swedish chart for 2 weeks. He is also a member of boy band 'E.M.D' and will be competing in this years melodifestivalen. (2) Ilkka Johannes Lipsanen, also known as Danny, is a Finnish singer (born 24 September 1942, Pori). He started his career with the band Islanders who released a couple of singles.
After falling into the river Tees during a stevedoring incident in 1998, Ste McGregor washed up on the fair shores of Brighton in early 1999.
With a ramshackle pile of vinyl and old calculator bits, he set about changing the music world forever. These formative years were creatively fruitful, nailing tonnes of animated promos for Midfield General (Midfielding), Lo Fidelity Allstars (Sleeping Faster) and a whole host of lousy tribute acts.
Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is a Grammy Award-winning American hip-hop artist and producer. He first became known to the mainstream hip-hop community in 2005 when he appeared on Kanye West's album Late Registration on the track "Touch the Sky." In 2006 Lupe released his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor on Atlantic Records, and in December 2007 he released his second full length album, Lupe Fiasco's The Cool.